- May 28, 2011
NHTSA investigating some Nissan Altima, Jeep Wrangler models
2010 Nissan Altima - Click above for high-res image gallery
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into two vehicles from the 2007-2008 model years: the Nissan Altima and Jeep Wrangler. The Altima has been the subject of 20 non-injury complaints regarding a loss of stopping power. The culprit is supposed to be a brake fluid leak which, if left unaddressed by drivers when the warning light "is ignored," decreases braking force. There are 440,000 Altimas included in the investigation. Nissan recalled 180,000 Sentras from the same model years for the same kind of leak.
There are also 220,000 Jeep Wranglers under investigation for non-deployment of drivers' airbags due to a failed electrical circuit. 29 non-injury complaints were received, and at least six of the Wranglers were found to have been right-hand-drive models.